I really like this foundation, it covers great and goes on with such ease. You have to be careful no to use too much cause it can be heavy. I use it as foundation and concealor and it is so soft that it does not irritate my eyes. They do not give you much in the tube but a little goes a long way.
Once again MAC gets props for color selection. Oil control and mattifying problems are my top priority when looking for liquid foundation which is now my staple. I like SF Matte more than other brands because I can live w/the color. It wears sheer but is buildable, doesn't oxidize and does run lighter than the powder versions of MAC. With Blot Powder over this it is quite nice and lasts all day. Expecting anything to be there from 6am till 10pm is just asking way too much so I stopped and am happy that I look great till 5pm when I do a quick touch up before facing the man of my dreams who thinks I look like a beauty queen w/o MU.
i kept hearing good stuff about M.A.C. but this product was a real stinker. Didn't like the smell, oxidizes too fast (I don't have oily skin) & the color was not right for me. (i'm between NC15 and NC20) didn't like it and wouldn't buy again.
This is nice-blends in much better with a foundation brush than with fingers, huge 50ml squeezy bottle for £14.50 GBP.Colour range good although I for some reason had to buy both NC35 and NC45 to make 40.However, with my yellow-toned skin prone to alot of colour change from weather/fake tan etc this is the best option,especially seeing as my skin is yellow-toned-first range I've found which get actually match my skin colour!Looks v.natural,honestly doesn't shift even when you touch your face,can adjust coverage although not for those wanting v.light cover.Although it is meant to be a matte product I found it only semi-matte, but I like a healthy glow rather than flat look.However, I've only started using it recently (summer) and don't know how matte it would be in the winter.It is an excellent product and keeps skin hydrated, alhtough you still need concealer for heavier coverage round the nose etc.
UPDATE 27 Apr 2008: Really don't like this product. Doesn't go on all that evenly so you end up putting more and more on. Controls shine to begin with because you've got so much caked on but shine still comes out later in the day. Too orangey, don't think it helped my breakout either. It just feels like the consistency is almost kind of waxy that it shifts across the face too much. For NC35ish women who want coverage I HIGHLY recommend Clarins Teint Confort in 09 Cappucine - MUCH less orange than anything else I've tried, and buildable and blendable coverage (I wear a full-face motorbike helmet every day and this stays puts miles better than the MAC which is a creamier consistency), only thing is you need a tiny touch of powder to make sure it isn't too glowey if you tend to get shine. It's my HG though, despite the glowiness. I'm going to try Estee Lauder Lucidity and see how that works with it. continued >>
I think this could be a better product. It doesn't last throughout the day. Normally by noon, half of it is gone, even if I set it with powder. I do like it cos the color matches quite well. Plus I like that it's a got a medium coverage. I only apply foundation to my eye area, nose and chin to even out my skin tone there. I'll keep buying until I find something else that matches AND not disappear midday.
This product has taken me a while to get use to. I went against the MAC salesgirl's advice and bought a shade lighter then she recommended. Loved the packaging and the feel of the product when it went on my skin. I also like the squeezy application. I litterally "slap" my foundation staright on from the tube with my fingers and found the squeezy application easier then with a bottle. The NC15 shade suited me perfectly. The only flaw was that it wasn't long lasting. Having been use to using Max factor's facefinity, I was disapointed, especially as I love everything else about this product. I didn't want to waste it by throwing it away. I have since invested in the matching sheer/pressed powder and now have my dream face!!! By laying on a layer of light foundation followed by a layer of light powder, I get medium to full coverage which lasts all day and yet still looks natural - more so then Facefnity. In this day aand age of the al natural look, you sometimes feel it's a sin to even think of wearing foundation on your face, let alone foundation AND powder on top of that!!! But hey it's what our Grandma's and those old time movie stars used to do!!! (And didn't they always look great!?!? Joan Collins also does the same and having met the lady in person, I can tell you that under that mask of make up is the best peaches and cream complexion, which she puts down to never stepping out of the house without even a light foundation with sunscreen) This is great for when I want a more polished look. On it's own, this product gives a nice light to medium coverage that looks really natural. I also like the fact that you can buy the exact same shade of foundation to match your powder.
I used Studio Finish Satin Foundation mostly in the winter. It doesn't provide a lot of coverage giving it a natural look. I don't like thick foundations anyway, so the coverage was good for me. However, this made me break out instantly! Won't buy this again
I never really liked liquid foundation until I tried the MAC. The NW20 matches to my skin sooo perfectly, I love it! No, it doesn't offer the most coverage, but for me, it's a good deal.
I use this product all the time and think it is wonderful. The coulour suits me well and it is easy to apply. Only recently I went back to the counter (having already used it for years, but using my fingers to apply) and they showed me a make up brush for foundation and it looks brilliant using it!
Studio Finish isn't perfect, but I like it and will probably purchase it again. MAC NC15 and NW15 are the only foundation colors I have found that work on my very fair skin, and I have tried many. (Unfortunately, neither color is a perfect match as my skin is neutral, not cool or warm.) The texture of this foundation is very sheer and smooth which I like. However, it's awfully watery. I would like it better if it were creamier and more moisturizing like the old day emulsion (discontinued!) which I LOVED, but oh well.
I can see where someone who has blotchy or uneven skin wouldn't like this foundation.